Apple’s aesthetic consists of white space and minimalist design. It even applies to the templates in Pages. Your projects don’t have to be quite so black and white, however, and Apple provides plenty of tools within Pages to help you add color. Using shapes is one such route to spicing up your designs, but many users don’t look further than the simple color fill available from the tool bar.
What good is a new Retina Display iPad without a bunch of Apple-created apps to go with it? To that end, the folks in Cupertino have offered up a host of updates to the current iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps as well as porting yet another member of the iLife family to the tablet fold with iPhoto.
Having to tell readers to turn to a specific page for more information is now limited to printed documents. For those who work with digital text more often than not, the ability to click a link comes as second nature.
Big news last week was Mountain Lion's sneaking out the gate without a big hoopedy doo Keynote. There's been little news on that front since then, but there are a few pieces to the puzzle, along with iCloud follies, and a few Apple TV tips (which might just be Apple's next big thing). Let's see what's cookin' in the hot stories this week.
With a rich set of templates available in Pages you can tell stories, share pictures and even let others know about your favorite recipes and vacation destinations. Adding images and text is a cinch and you can change any element of the templates to suit your style. There are 14 newsletter templates available in Pages, each with different themes to suit the tone of your publication and, if you want to get really creative, you can start from a blank canvas and create your own layout.
We all know about the Shapes menu in Pages that offers us anything from speech bubbles to triangles and arrows. The chances are you probably use circles and rectangles the most when it comes to the Shapes menu; but have you noticed the Pen tool, bottom of the list?
When you write a document in Pages, do you tend to use formatting like bold, italics and font size to denote specific sections? If so, you’re not making the most of this excellent word processing package.
When iBooks Author was announced a few weeks ago, users hoped it would make it easier to publish your work to the iBook Store. However, once those users delved into the EULA, it became clear that to get any exposure outside of Apple's own store, one would have to use a different method of publishing. Fortunately, there are other options. Read on to find out how you can publish an e-book without licensing restrictions.
Besides contacts and calendars, your documents are some of the most important files in your digital life. With the iWork suite, and a trip to iCloud.com on your Mac or PC, you can keep them in sync across all your computers and iOS devices.
Pages is an application with many uses, from page layout to word processing, but it’s more than likely that you use it for one task more than anything else. Whether it’s writing essays, sending letters or creating a newsletter, the chances are you head back to Pages time and again to create the same document. Before you begin creating, however, there’s normally some housekeeping to be done.